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    • #30707
      Nick Grant
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      This leads on from the timber homes and overheating thread.

      I've been noticing lovely shutters on my travels and have enjoyed the reduced solar gain and secure night ventilation.

      Does this mean we have to rethink out outward opening windows with all the advantages of drained and ventilated glazing?

      Anyone putting shutters on UK buildings?

      Got to be the way to go.

      BTW click the pics to enlarge…

    • #34085
      Mark Siddall
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      With any form of shading the QS, and often the client, view them as add-ons! On most projects they seem to get “value engineered” out of a given project….no matter how you explain clients fail to appreciate that they will suffer increased cooling bills and increased CO2 emissions as a result, never mind a lesser quality energy performance certificate in the near future.

      The best way to try an design shading into a project in such a way as it's harder to VE is to create a roof over hang (Though this can cause thermal bridge problems if you're not careful).

      Mark

    • #34086
      Nick Grant
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      Interesting to see nice structurally free standing balcony/shades on many Pass House buildings.

    • #34087
      Mark Siddall
      Participant

      Agreed, easy to VE though.

      Mark

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